UPDATE: Tonight (1/8) is the last night. Matchless will be missed:
After 15 years of being in business in 544 Manhattan Ave, Bar Matchless is unceremoniously shutting its doors after receiving a letter in the mail that the Sheriff is coming this Thursday, January 11th to enforce their eviction.
Free drinks tonight for volunteers who can help move Bar Matchless out. If you are available Tuesday, January 9th and/or Wednesday, January 10th, fill out the form and come say your goodbyes!
The building that houses the club was sold last year and they announced on Twitter that Sunday’s New Year’s Eve event would be their last.
They are still open for now, but have been asked to vacate.
If they close — which seems likely — it will be another sad goodbye for the neighborhood. Bar Matchless opened 12 years ago and is one of the few remaining small, independent venues to see a show. They have cancelled all scheduled events for 2018.